American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • Remind Him That He Comes From Greatness
  • Visit Your Son’s School
  • Read to Your Child Everyday
  • Teach Him Healthy Masculinities
  • Provide Him With Healthy Food
  • Be Your Child’s First Teacher
  • Take Parenting Classes
  • Teach Your Child to Advocate for Himself
  • Understanding the Promise
  • Why These Tips Are Important
  • Tweak Your Parenting Style

Read to Your Child Every Day

Yes, we live in a digital age, which can be great, but reading is still incredibly important, especially given that our kids lag behind in this skill. And the further they progress in reading the better they do in other areas like science and math. So read to your child every day starting when they are infants and when they learn to read, make sure they read every day. 

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